Emirates skipper target of renewed Barcelona interest.
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Barcelona are putting together a deal they hope will finally lead to them capturing Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas in the summer. The Catalan giants have been chasing the Spanish midfielder for quite some time and after having multiple offers for the 23 year old turned down Pep Guardiola is hopeful that his next offer will be accepted.
The Nou Camp side are reportedly ready to offer a deal worth up to £45m for the Gunners skipper and the offer will either be a straight cash offer or could include the option to allow Arsene Wenger his choice of players from the likes of Seydou Keita, Bojan Krkic, Javier Mascherano and Thiago Alcantara.
Guardiola has told Barcelona President Sandro Rosell that above all other targets he wishes to sign is Cesc Fabregas and that he is urging the club to dig deep to make such a deal a reality. The La Liga champions know that they must seriously up their bid after their last offer of £29m was turned down.
Arsenal will continue to resist offers for Fabregas and a lot will depend on whether the talented midfielder pushes for an Emirates exit because if he does that is when the door will be slightly ajar for Barca. Then Wenger will find it hard to keep hold of a player who wishes to leave, especially if that player is also the club’s captain.
The potential success of any Barcelona move to bring back their former youth team star will depend a great deal of whether Arsenal can end their five year long silverware drought. If neither the Premier League or Champions League crowns are achieved then a move could be on the cards.
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